Comparing Atwood's Oryx And Crake

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Despite the idea of working towards a brighter future in order to reach an end goal, doing so is not always as it seems. For once the public is completely blinded to how those wish to achieve the said objective, certain hidden means come into play such as mass destruction. In Oryx and Crake, the concept is displayed from the very beginning with Snowman’s (Jimmy) detailed descriptions of his past childhood and adolescent experiences. Through the lifestyle and existence of these corporations, it becomes rather familiar due to his parents work within them and Crake’s (friend) later employment too. In fact, at first being unclear, Atwood showcases a slightly deranged perspective for Jimmy’s mother Sharon: unknown knowledge behind her constant…show more content…
As Jimmy states, “It’s a worldwide plague! It’s the Red Death! What’s this about it being in the BlyssPluss Pills?” (326). Becoming clear as day the disease continues to grow even with the ‘help’ of the companies and their vaccines/drugs. Whether it be for money, a ‘superior’ world, simply experimental base, or other, the constant wonder is now focused on questioning why the companies chose to inject the ‘cure pills’ with the virus. The companies actions speak louder than they could have imagined, while the end results become difficult to see. Near the termination it is realized that, “The whole world is now one vast uncontrolled experiment - the way it always was, Crake would have said - and the doctrine of unintended consequences is in full spate,” (228). As a result, this brings forward the idea of being naive to the power a complete virus destruction has upon the world. Therefore, throughout the novel Snowman supplies the readers with an in-depth look at various viewpoints of the companies, those employed, the public, his friends, and many more by showcasing both high and low points of
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